Shan refugees fear repatriation

August 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Shan community based organizations claim that Burmese authorities are preparing to repatriate Shan refugees from Thailand, warning that the safety of refugees are at risk and repatriation is “premature.” The community groups, the Shan Human Rights Foundation and the Shan... Read more ►

Nickel City Smiler – film review

July 31, 2013  •  Author: Victoria Jack and Saw Blacktown

Thousands of Karen refugees on the Thai Burma border have been resettled in the United States. Nickel City Smiler follows the ups and downs of Smiler Greely, a refugee, as he battles to carve out a new life for his family in Buffalo, New York State. Victoria Jack and Saw Bla... Read more ►

Refugee survey – most do not want to go back to Burma

July 15, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A survey conducted by the Karen Refugees Committee at the Tham Hin camp Southern Thailand found that 46 percent of those Karen refugees who were surveyed want to resettle to a third country, another 27% would prefer to remain in Thailand and 27% would only go back to Burma i... Read more ►

Restoring Hope: Australian Burmese community calls for more refugee support

June 28, 2013  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Kwe (KIC)

The Australia Karen Organization commemorated World Refugee Day by calling for the international community to give more support to Karen people living in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border. Under its banner, ‘Restoring Hope’, the Australia Karen Organizati... Read more ►

Donor support drops for refugees – food rations to be cut

June 28, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Border Consortium plans to cut its food rations to the 128,000 refugees living in the nine refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. TBC is a group of nine international NGOs that delivers food, shelter and non-food items to the refugees on the Thai Burma border. The TBC i... Read more ►

Refugees: “Talk to us and listen to our voices…”

June 24, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Day Wah Htoo lives in Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camp on the Thai Burma border and talks to Karen News about her life living on the margins. Karen News reports. “Living in a refugee camp we are not allowed to go outside to find work. When I hear talk about refugee repatri... Read more ►

No way home – yet?

June 19, 2013  •  Author: Saw Mort and Henry Zwartz

As the world commemorates refugee week, in Thailand’s largest refugee camp ethnic Karen refugees who fled conflict in Burma struggle with homesickness, discrimination and apprehension of what they’ll find when they return over the border. Ma Tway considers the uncertaint... Read more ►

Japan to open Myawaddy information center for refugees

June 17, 2013  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Mr. Yuki Nishimori, a consultant with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that is working on assessing the potential for development projects for the Japanese government in Mon and Karen State, met with officials from the Karen National Unions’s liaison offic... Read more ►

Despite complaints – Mae Fah Luang Foundation to continue refugees profiling

June 14, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shaung (KIC)

Following complaints about a refugee profiling survey been carried out by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation (MFLF) in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Mae La refugee camp, officials met to discus the issues of complaint and agree... Read more ►

Dengue fever kills three refugees

June 11, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen Women’s Organisation staff member who has just returned from Nu Poe refugee camp estimated that there are as many as 200 dengue fever cases. Karen News is led to understand that two Nu Poe camp residents died in recent days from complications associated with dengue... Read more ►

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